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Friday, June 16, 2017

Review: Motown the Musical by Stephanie Wild

On June 13, Motown the Musical began its run at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT. It’s a 5 day stop along the show’s national tour, and I was lucky enough to attend the opening perfo…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Meet Broadway's New Sonya - Ingrid Michaelson Joins the Cast of GREAT COMET! by Stephanie Wild

BroadwayWorld recently announced that Ingrid Michaelson will be joining the cast of NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 on July 3. It will mark the singersongwriter's Broadway debut…

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Stage and Screen Actress Glenne Headly Dies at 63 by Stephanie Wild

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Glenne Headly, star of Dick Tracy and Mr. Holland's Opus, among others, has died. The actress was 63. Her reps did not provide a cause of death when makin…

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Party Like a Broadway Star: Where to Eat, Drink and Celebrate the 2017 Tony Awards! by Stephanie Wild

Tony night is fast approaching, and while we all wish we could be in the 'room where it happens,' Radio City only has so many seats If you're still looking for a place to get your party on, …

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Broadway-Bound PRETTY WOMAN Musical Set To Get a Developmental Lab This Fall by Stephanie Wild

According to an Equity casting notice, a developmental lab of the Broadway-bound musical Pretty Woman, will be held in Manhattan in September. The musical is based on Garry Marshall's 1990 f…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Review: Heartbreak House by Stephanie Wild

In the final show of its 2016-17 season, Hartford Stage presented Heartbreak House, George Bernard Shaw’s most ambitious play. The play takes place in the early 1900s and follows a family …

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shed Arts Center Receives $75 Million Donation from Michael Bloomberg by Stephanie Wild

According to the New York Times, the new arts center known as the Shed that is being built in Hudson Yards has received 75 million from Michael Bloomberg. He had previously made a 15 million…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

WAR PAINT Costume Designer Catherine Zuber Discusses Her Process, Challenges, and More by Stephanie Wild

Seasoned costume designer Catherine Zuber's latest project, War Paint, has her designing lavish pieces for Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. In an article with Vogue, the designer discuss…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Take a Closer Look At the Set and Costumes For London's New PETER PAN by Stephanie Wild

The National Theatre Blog recently talked with London's Peter Pan costume designer, Katie Sykes, and set designer, Michael Vale to discuss their inspiration and process, as well as to share …

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Friday, May 12, 2017

COME FROM AWAY Producers Talk Lasting Impact On Audiences and Connection With Canada by Stephanie Wild

With Come From Away establishing itself as one of the frontrunners at this year's Tony Awards, people are buzzing more than ever. In a recent article by the Washington Post, the producers of…

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal For Waterwell's HAMLET Starring Arian Moayed, Sherie Rene Scott, and Micah Stock by Stephanie Wild

WaterwellArian Moayed amp Tom Ridgely, Artistic Directors recently announced alimited engagement of a new dual language EnglishFarsi version ofHamletat the Sheen Center for Thought and Cultu…

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ArtsConnection Brings High School Student Artists To DEAR EVAN HANSEN by Stephanie Wild

ArtsConnection, NYC's leading arts-in-education organization, has announced that it will partner with the musicalDear Evan Hansen, for an innovative new program called 'ART2ART - DEAR EVAN H…

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Censorship Or Protection - Was Boston Children's Theatre's Nude Scene Appropriate? by Stephanie Wild

According to, Howard Sherman writes that there has been an uproar surrounding a recent production of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest at Boston Children's Theatre. This deba…

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Talks 'Monkish' Lifestyle, History With Pasek and Paul, and More! by Stephanie Wild

It's no secret that Ben Platt wrecks himself, both physically and emotionally, onstage everyday in Dear Evan Hansen. His performance has made him a frontrunner for the Tony Award. In a recen…

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Monday, May 8, 2017

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Co-Creator and Actor Nora Mae Lyng Dies at 66 by Stephanie Wild

Nora Mae Lyng, a Broadway actor best known for co-creating and acting in Forbidden Broadway, died on May 4 after a long illness, according to

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Stephen Sondheim and Meryl Streep Reminisce on Their Friendship at the PEN Gala by Stephanie Wild

According to The New Yorker, old friends Stephen Sondheim and Meryl Streep met up at the PEN America Literary Gala, where Streep was going to present Sondheim with an award for Literary Serv…

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Friday, May 5, 2017

It's Telly Time- Flashback with Broadway's New Prince Ali! by Stephanie Wild

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Broadway vet Telly Leung will be taking over the title role in Aladdin on Broadway starting on June 13. Here's a look at some of our favorite perfor…

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Neil Patrick Harris and Tituss Burgess To Make Appearances at Vulture Festival by Stephanie Wild

Vulture Festival will be hosting two upcoming events featuring stage and screen favorites Neil Patrick Harris and Tituss Burgess.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Family's Back Together- Meet the Cast of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2! by Stephanie Wild

A Doll's House, Part 2 opens tonight, April 27, at the John Golden Theatre.Produced byScott Rudin and directed by Tony Award-winner Sam Gold, thiswildly inventive new American play picks up …

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight by Stephanie Wild

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast.The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpieceHello, Do…

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Broadway Scenic Designer Helen Pond Dies at 92 by Stephanie Wild

The Cape Cod Times reports that renowned set designed Helen Pond has died in her home at age 92, after a recent decline in her health.

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Duncan Sheik Discusses Plans to Bring AMERICAN PSYCHO To London by Stephanie Wild

Composer Duncan Sheik, best known for Spring Awakening and most recently American Psycho, was recently interviewed by The Stage. In the interview he hinted at the possibility of bringing Ame…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Notebook Written by 17th-Century Shakespeare Scholar Shocks Antiques Roadshow Expert by Stephanie Wild

According to the Telegraph, a 17th-century notebook containing notes from one of the first Shakespeare scholars left experts 'trembling.' The notebook, entitled Shakespeare Comedies and Trag…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Better Yourself by Getting to Know the Cast of WAR PAINT- Opens Tonight! by Stephanie Wild

War Paint, a new musical, opens tonight at the Nederlander Theatre.Two-time Tony Award-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole join forces to portray the trailblazing cosmetic ic…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

AMELIE Dreams Her Way to Broadway Tonight- Meet the Company! by Stephanie Wild

The new Broadway musical, Amelieopens today, April 3, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows below

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Land a Role in CHICAGO Plus More Broadway Prizes With MCC Theater's Spring Auction by Stephanie Wild

Ahead of the annual Miscast GalaMonday, MCC Theater has just this morning launched a spring auction with a dozen exclusive Broadway experiences, including the once-in-a-lifetime opportunityt…

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COME FROM AWAY's Q. Smith Will Perform at Symphony Space by Stephanie Wild

Q. Smith, who is currently performing in Broadway's Come From Away, will be performing at Symphony Space on May 8th at 7 pm. Grateful An Evening With Q. Smith and Friends will feature guest …

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Transport Group's PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA by Stephanie Wild

Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba have begun performances at The Gym at Judson. Both shows were written by William Inge and will be performed in repertory through April 16. Check out photos…

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Get to Know the Cast of SWEAT on Broadway- Opens Tonight! by Stephanie Wild

Sweat, the new Broadway play opens today at Studio 54.The critically acclaimed new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage, comes to Broadway following its sold-out run at The P…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Jason Robert Brown Releases BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Demos with Shoshana Bean and More! by Stephanie Wild

Jason Robert Brown recently opened the Bridges vault on his blog, reflecting upon his creation of the musical and ending the post with some previously unreleased demos of songs from the show.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Wants One Direction's Liam Payne For West End JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT by Stephanie Wild

According to The Sun, Andrew Lloyd Webber is eyeing One Direction's Liam Payne to star in the West End return of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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